Edinburgh GIS Student Conference

GISEOConfMonday 4th may saw the Edinburgh GIS students present their dissertation research progress to an audience of their peers, lecturers and visitors, including staff from EDINA and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland. This marked the end of the taught component of the GIS programme for most of the students, with work on their dissertations moving from part-time to full-time, through until completion in mid-August.The conference was organised into seven sessions, their titles illustrating the breadth of topics: UAV applications, Ecology, Modelling & Mapping, Location-Based Services, Geology, Geomorphology & Remote Sensing, Web Applications and Remote Sensing & Forests. The talks were assessed as part of the students Research Practice and Project Planning course and a prize was offered to the best. Such was the quality of the presentations that staff had a difficult decision, but decided the winner was Lynne Anderson, for her talk entitled “High frequency velocity variations of Kronebreen, Svalbard revealed from time-lapse photography“. Programme Director Bruce Gittings said “It was a great day. The students put a lot of effort in and there were many excellent presentations.”  Peter McKeague from RCAHMS said “Many thanks for the invitation to the Student conference, it was most informative”.

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